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Maine's Marine Research and Education Organizations
This list is organized roughly by latitude and longitude, from the New Hampshire border Down East. If your organization should be added or if you would like changes to the information for your organization in Maine, please contact Pete Jumars. Bolded italic entries are closely affiliated with the School of Marine Sciences.

The Gulf of Maine Buoy Array in the Northeast Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) can be accessed at its operator source, Physical Oceanography Group (PhOG), School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, or through NERACOOS, Rye, N.H.

Shoals Marine Laboratory
Appledore Island, Maine

Wells National Research Reserve
Little River Estuary and Laudhold Farm, Wells, Maine

University of New England - Marine Sciences
Biddeford, Maine

Friends of Casco Bay
South Portland, Maine

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
Portland, Maine

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Portland, Maine


Portland, Maine

Center for Oceans and Coastal Law, University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine

Biology Department, University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

Department of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine
Gorham, Maine

Sea Run Holdings, Inc.

Freeport, Maine

Coastal Studies Center, Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine

William Ambrose, Bates College
Lewiston, Maine

Kennebec River Biosciences

Richmond, Maine

Ocean Classroom Foundation

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
West Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Newcastle, Maine

Damariscotta River Association
Damariscotta, Maine

Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence — Ocean Systems (COSEE-OS), University of Maine
Walpole, Maine

Darling Marine Center, University of Maine
Walpole, Maine

Herring Gut Learning Center
Port Clyde, Maine

Island Institute
Rockland, Maine

Maine Rivers
Hallowell, Maine

Maine Department of Marine Resources
Hallowell, West Boothbay Harbor and Lamoine, Maine

Maine Geological Survey
Augusta, Maine

USGS Maine Water Science Center
Augusta, Maine

Corning School of Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, Maine

W. Herbert Wilson, Jr., Colby College
Waterville, Maine

School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
Orono, Maine

Maine Sea Grant College Program
Orono, Maine

Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center
Orono, Maine

The Lobster Institute
Orono, Maine

MERI®: Marine Environmental Research Institute
Blue Hill, Maine

Penobscot East Resource Center

Stonington, Maine

Marine Studies, College of the Atlantic & MV Osprey
Bar Harbor, Maine

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Salisbury Cove, Maine

Schoodic Education and Research Center
Winter Harbor, Maine

The Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research
Franklin, Maine

Marine Biology, University of Maine at Machias
Machias, Maine

The Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education
Beals, Maine

Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Eastport, Maine

Northwest Atlantic

Northwest Atlantic Marine Research and Education Organizations

This list is organized largely by latitude, and moves in the direction of flow of the prevailing coastal currents off the east coast of the North American continent. We start with institutions in Iceland to emphasize that fresh water from the Arctic is intimately involved in setting physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Maine coastal current. We end a little past Cape Hatteras, where southward progress of those same coastal currents is overpowered by the Gulf Stream. If your organization should be added or if you would like changes to the information for your organization, please contact Pete Jumars.

Iceland Marine Research Institute
Six locations around the island

University Centre of the Westfjords, Masters Program in Coastal and Marine Management

Ísafjörðu, Iceland

Sandgerdi Marine Centre, University of Iceland
Sandgerdi, Iceland

Greenland Institute of Natural Resouces
Nuuk, Greenland

Ocean Sciences Center, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Logy Bay, Newfoundland

Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland

Bonne Bay Marine Station
Norris Point, Newfoundland

Institut des Sciences de la mer de Rimouski
Rimouski, Québec

La Station de Recherche des Îles Mingan
Longue Pointe de Mingan, Québec

Observatoire du Saint-Laurent
Mont-Joli, Quebec

Institut Maurice-Lamontagne
Pointe aux Cenelles, Québec

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University
Montreal, Québec

Atlantic Fisheries Policy Review
Ottawa, Ontario

Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Institute for Marine Biosciences
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Oceanography, Halifax University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Maritimes Region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia

St. Andrews Biological Station
St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Huntsman Marine Science Center
St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Maine Marine Research and Education Organizations
Assorted locations in Maine

Marine Program, University of New Hampshire
New Hampshire

School of Marine Sciences, University of Massachusetts
Multiple locations

Harvard University has many talented marine researchers and educators,
but their website has no ready means to locate them.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Search Massachusetts Institute of Technology with keyword "marine"
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

USGS Science Center for Coastal and Marine Geology
Woods Hole, MA

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Naragansett, Rhode Island

Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut
Multiple locations, Connecticut

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, Long Island, New York

Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware
Newark and Lewes, Delaware

Center for Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Program, University of Maryland
Multiple locations, Maryland

Oceanography, University of Maryland System
Multiple locations

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
Gloucester Point, Virginia

Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia

Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill and Morehead City, North Carolina

Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Nort Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Multiple Divisions, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University
Durham and Beaufort, North Carolina

Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina

Global Ocean

Rather than attempting to list the rest of the marine organizations in the world, this page contains an eclectic mix of other potentially useful sites and lists and a few with special connections to UMaine. To suggest additions or other changes, please contact Pete Jumars.

Australian Links
What looks important from down under at CSIRO.

Chilean friends

UMaine graduate Martin Thiel's lab

Marine Education Resource Center

A service of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Rather than a device for capturing female seahorses, this site is a networking tool for marine-oriented web surfers. It includes NGOs, journals, documents, organizations and societies around the globe.

Marine Links from NOAA's National Weather Service
A comprehensive list of federal and other sources of marine weather and some other marine data.

Key Databases for Oceanography and Earth Sciences
Scripps Insititution of Oceanography Library's list

Phil Levin's (UCSC) potpourri
Journals, institutions, marine ecology supplies and more.

Jeff Levinton's Marine Biology Web
If you don't know Jeff, you will know him a bit better after a visit.

National Association of Marine Laboratories
The survivors of a previously much more heterogeneous collection.

Oceanography from NASA
Part of NASA's extensive information on earth sciences.

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
What looks important from that side of the pond

Guide to the seven seas
Part of a bigger survey of world water bodies.

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography's list of Marine Research Links
Pretty comprehensive, organized by state.

World Ocean Observatory

The oceans as global culture treasure

Yahoo Directory of Marine Biology Sites
Better maintained than many non-search-engine sites

Yahoo Directory of Oceanography Sites
Better maintained than many non-search-engine sites

Marine Science Societies

Scientific societies produce high-quality, low-cost journals and help to train the next generation of reviewers and editors. Their websites provide a wealth of information on a large variety of marine topics, even though some have no explictly marine focus. Some of the better known societies are listed below. If your organization should be added or if the link has changed for your organization, please contact Pete Jumars .

American Fisheries Society

American Geophysical Union

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

European Geosciences Union

International Phycological Society

Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Phycological Society of America

Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology

The Oceanography Society

Marine Science

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